Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
if he hadn't spent billions of pounds on the top down we organization and used the money to employ nurses rather than sacking them. [applause] but here's what i hate most of all. here's what i hate most of all. it's the whole way they designed the nhs reorganization. based on the model of competition that there was in a privatized utility industry, gas, energy and water. what does that tell you about these tories? what does that tell you about the way they don't understand the values of the nhs? the nhs isn't what like the gas, water industry. the nhs is the pride of britain. it is based on whole different set of values for our country. it just shows that these old adage is true or not than it ever was, you just can't trust the tories on a national health service. [applause] [applause] >> so let me be clear, let me be clear, the next labour government will end the free market experiment. it will put the right principles back in the heart of the nhs and it will repeal the nhs bill. [applause] friends, this is where i stand. this is what i am. this is what i belief. this is my faith.
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
are amongst the lowest in the world even though the deficit left us by labour was one of the highest in the world. if we did what labour wants and we water down our plane, the risk is that the people we borrow money from woodstock to question our ability and our resolve to pay off our debts. some might actually refuse to lend us any money at all. others would only send it to us at higher interest rates. that would hurt the economy and it would hit people hard. if you have a mortgage of 100,000 pounds, just a 1% increase in interest rates would mean an extra thousand pounds to pay each year. so labour's plan to borrow more is actually a massive gamble with our economy and our future. it would squander all of the sacrifices we have already made. and let me put it like this. we are here because we spent too much and borrowed too much. how on earth can be answered be more spending and more borrowing? [applause] >> i honestly think that labour haven't learned a single thing. when they were in office the answer was always borrow more money. now they're out of office its borrow more money.
Oct 24, 2012 7:00am EDT
but also the means of tackling the deep-seated sectarian which exists in northern ireland and prevents us from achieving our goals economically and financially? >> i agree it is a important priority. it is important for us all to work together to see if we can try to build consensus, and to foster mutual understanding of the past and reconcile the different perspective of the different traditions in northern ireland, and she says our goal should be to bring people together and try to eliminate the sectarian divide that still exists spare questions for the prime minister. bob stewart. >> number one, mr. speaker. >> thank you, mr. speaker. this morning i had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others, in addition to my duties in this house i show a further such meetings later today. >> thank you, mr. speaker. kini asked my right honorable friend whether he would ensure the panoply of government powers is used to investigate the predatory activities of the late mr. jimmy southall? >> i think my friend makes an important point. the allegations and what seems to have happened are complete
Oct 31, 2012 7:00am EDT
a business abroad. there seems to be an american aversion to going to the embassy, using the embassy, even calling the embassy or assistance. but they are there for your assistance. the one in saudi arabia, about 15 years ago, was number one worldwide in terms of the effectiveness providing effective successful profitable business opportunities for americans in saudi arabia. it's pretty much that weight in egypt and elsewhere, increasingly in the united arab emirates also. >> if i could just echo john's comments having run and embassy commercial operation in three locations in saudi, i came in as ambassador having spent my entire career in the private sector and had no idea of the resources and the capabilities that the embassy actually had on hand and could offer to american companies. it sort of iran's counter to the old joke that we are the government and we're here to help. in this case it actually is absolutely true. >> on that note we have run out of time. please help me thinking the panelists today. [applause] >> you're watching c-span2 with politics and public affairs, wiki's featu
Oct 17, 2012 7:00am EDT
and hughes. to remind us of the dangers work, mr. speaker, our police officers to aid in and day out in the line of duty. her death is a great loss to the great manchester police, the committee they serve and most of all of course to the families. i also want to thank the prime minister for his generous comment about the two lead colleagues we have lost since we last met. stuart bell was "the sun" of a mother, a long-standing member of this house. he was passionate about european issues and he served with distinction of the church commissioner. his death was incredibly sudden. his illness diagnosed as a matter of days before he died. the condolences of the site of the house under no the whole house goes to his family. and let me just say about malcolm wicks, he was one of the deepest thinkers in this house. he was a brilliant minister. i know from my time as energy secretary what it really energy minister he was pretty was also someone who faced his illness with the utmost bravery. he knew was going to happen to him, but he carried on writing, thinking, talking and, indeed, engaging